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# 21
06-17-2011, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Azurian View Post
In time, all canonical ships will be added to STO. Just right now the popular ones and the ones that have an easy fit with the scheme of things will be added right away.
That would be "The Correct" answer.
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# 22
06-18-2011, 06:08 AM
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Of course it's being considered. It will be easier to render than a Steamrunner which would require designing an original model that gets little to no customization like the Excelsiors
The New Orleans Class is a modified kitbash of the Galaxy Class using the saucer, nacelles, pylons and neck from the Galaxy.
It will be a much easier build to make than say... the Yeager which uses the Intrepid saucer/part of the hull and the Marquis Raider/Peregrine Fighter withe the nacelles moved to the end of the wings.

In the end the Devs are gonna do what is easiest... Which is a T5 Akira!... After the "New Defiant Variants" of course.
Mmm, I could see the Steamrunner as an Akira skin, much like its in-game Zephyr counterpart.
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# 23
06-18-2011, 06:37 AM
I'd rather have it replace the existing heavy escort, and make the existing heavy escort become the advanced heavy escort, so that it can be refit to tier 5.
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# 24
06-18-2011, 05:25 PM
think this ship would be more of a T3 ship instead of a 4/5 variants, the stats of this ship in the Trek Universe are no where near that of a Galaxy Class, nor even scratching at a Sovereign.
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# 25
06-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpt_Richardson View Post
I'd rather have it replace the existing heavy escort, and make the existing heavy escort become the advanced heavy escort, so that it can be refit to tier 5.
Given the remaining canonical ships yet to be added, it's very possible newer designs would be bumped up to Tiers 4 and 5, while older designs are put in the older Tiers.
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# 26
06-19-2011, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kirian_darkstar View Post
Of course it's being considered. It will be easier to render than a Steamrunner which would require designing an original model that gets little to no customization like the Excelsiors
The New Orleans Class is a modified kitbash of the Galaxy Class using the saucer, nacelles, pylons and neck from the Galaxy.
It will be a much easier build to make than say... the Yeager which uses the Intrepid saucer/part of the hull and the Marquis Raider/Peregrine Fighter withe the nacelles moved to the end of the wings.

In the end the Devs are gonna do what is easiest... Which is a T5 Akira!... After the "New Defiant Variants" of course.
Actually, the Neck from the Galaxy was not included. The sacuer was attached directly to the secondary hull. The pylons were custom parts as well. About the only parts that the SFX department (I think Micael Okuda was the lead, and hence collected all the notes and background photos) use from the Galaxy was the saucer, naccelles and secondary hull. http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/ has a good article on reconstructing the Wolf 359 ships.

I think that a variation of the Intrepid/Yeager Variant could be added. First, cut off the nose from the Marquis Raider hull section, and place a Galaxy or Intrepid Saucer at that location. Second, add windows to that section of the ship's hull. Third, add upward foreward and backward swept pylons in addition to the down and foreward swept plyons. With CGI graphics in this game, it should be much easier than trying to kitbash actual model parts.
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# 27
06-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Just to clarify the reason I mention a T5 version is because both the Nebular and Excelsior got T5 retrofit versions so it would just be fair.

Also I don't consider the MVAE to be a retrofit, but more akin to the Galaxy-X and the Vulcan Science Vessel. In my ideal world the MVAE would have been the default and there would be no need for 2 different versions.

Personally I think the retrofit idea in general should be scrapped and as you rank up you simply unlock the new ships and all previous ships should be upgradable (many people have suggested this and many ways to do it but this thread is not the place to discuss it). So all this talk of Akira T5 retrofit blah blah could be eliminated if this were to happen. Fingers crossed.

Finally, in my opinion, the Yeager is an ugly kitbash and should never ever be put in the game. It makes me vomit in my mouth a little every time I see it. Just saying! :p
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# 28
06-27-2011, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Zeo82
Finally, in my opinion, the Yeager is an ugly kitbash and should never ever be put in the game. It makes me vomit in my mouth a little every time I see it. Just saying! :p
Did you read my suggestion on how it should be modeled? I said to cut off the nose from the raider secondary hull, replace said nose with a Galaxy defector, and add windows to the secondary hull.

The wonderous thing about CGI is that you can take an ugly and horribly out of scale model and make it more realistic.
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# 29
07-11-2011, 06:11 PM
If they remodeled it like they remodeled the Normay->Oslo and the Steamrunner->Zephyr (which I think was unnecessary cos they looked cool beforehand) perhaps it wouldn't make me vom in my mouth.
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# 30 I want...
06-01-2013, 07:57 AM
...the New Orleans class in game. It has a wonderful following. I know some people that it's their favorite ship, and a lot of that excitement, I believe, is from it not being in any media besides as a wrecked ship. The Cheyenne made it, so let's get the New Orleans as well. It's unique, and it's beautiful in it's own way. I think it's a fun looking ship and would love to have one in my personal fleet.
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